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Amanda Knowles

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On this page, we will provide you with an ABCDE Model Worksheet. It will help you in replacing your irrational beliefs with rational beliefs.

What is the ABCDE Model Worksheet.?

Rational Emotional Behavioural Therapy is a type of Cognitive behavioral therapy, but it deals explicitly with emotional regulation, it is your beliefs about a specific event that affect how you react to that event. This model can be used to challenge irrational thoughts and cognitive distortions of a person.

How will ABCDE Model Worksheet help?

This is the model used to replace negative, irrational beliefs with rational beliefs. A refers to the activating event, the situation, or the triggering factor; B stands for the belief.  C stands for Consequences, which may be behavioral or emotional. D stands for alternating ideas instead of negative beliefs, and E stands for the reasonable newly formed assumptions.

Instructions on how to use the ABCDE Model Worksheet.

Fill the sheet given below as per your experience. Make this exercise your part of the routine; whenever you face stress, use this worksheet to overcome your negative beliefs. Fill the ABCDE, and use the alternative new thought whenever the distressing situation arises.

You can download this worksheet here.

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On this page, we provided you with an ABCDE Model Worksheet., which hopefully helped you in replacing your irrational beliefs with rational beliefs.

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Amanda Knowles

Amanda Knowled is an Applied Psychologist, with a deep interest in psychopathology and neuropsychology and how psychology impacts and permeates every aspect of our environment. She has worked in Clinical settings (as Special Ed. Counselor, CBT Therapist) and has contributed at local Universities as a Faculty member from time to time. She has a graduate degree in English Literature and feels very connected to how literature and psychology interact. She feels accountable and passionate about making a "QUALITY" contribution to the overall global reform and well-being. She actively seeks out opportunities where she can spread awareness and make a positive difference across the globe for the welfare of our global society.